The Logan chapter of Silicon Slopes has periodic meetings that highlight local tech companies and aim to assist other upstarts. On Wednesday, May 29th at the Vivint Smart Home building (1400 North 635 East), they will sponsor an event entitled Women in Entrepreneurship.
It will feature a panel of entrepreneurs as they share their thoughts and journeys in building businesses as female founders in Cache Valley. On KVNU’s For the People program on Monday, one of the featured business owners, Kylee Ann Maughan, talked about how she got started.
“I had told my fiancée at the time that one day when we could afford it, because we were broke college kids, that I wanted a camera. So that Valentines Day I went into his room and where his Xbox once sat was a little box where he had sold his Xbox and bought me my first DSLR camera.
“The next week, I got a business license and a website and started taking pictures of my family and friends. I was really, really bad but I loved it, and that’s how it started,” Maughan said.
Now she has a thriving business: Kylee Ann Photography. In a similar mold to Silicon Slopes, she has used her business to build a community, including helping other photographers.
“We all know where the good locations are, we all know how to ‘Google’ things, there (are) literally no secrets. So, I just started bringing a couple friends with me and we would do shoots together; and then, other friends would see how that was going and they’d come along. It grew and grew. Now we have over 3,000 members in our community,” she said.
“It just kind of started with us just being friends and sharing what we learned and they shared what they learned. The more you share with people, the more they share back, and it really grew my business in so many ways.”
At the meeting on the 29th, that begins at 1 p.m., Amy Anderson of the Logan City Council will lead a discussion with Kylee and also Reggie Geertson, founder of Karch company and Janna Barlow of Nani Swimwear. For more information, visit SiliconSlopes.com and click on the Logan chapter.
AUDIO: Kylee Ann Maughan along with Chase Anderson of Silicon Slopes talk to Jason Williams